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From Head to Toe

From Head to Toe (Paperback, New edition)

Illustrated by Carle, Eric

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An interactive introduction to the basic body parts and body movements. Gorillas, elephants, camels and other animals invite all young readers to clap, stomp, wriggle and bend like they do!

ISBN 9780140563788
Barcode 9780140563788
Published 1 April 1999 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Series Picture Puffin
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ISBN-13 9780140563788
ISBN-10 0140563784
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 1 April 1999
International Publication Date 28 January 1999
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) Illustrated by Carle, Eric
Series Picture Puffin
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
First Concepts / Early Learning
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 226mm
Height: 247mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 186g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
Library of Congress Animal mechanics, Pictorial works, Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Pre-school & Early Learning
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 612
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This is a lively and fresh interactive introduction to the basic body parts and movements. In this title, gorillas, elephants, camels and other animals invite all young readers to clap, stomp, wriggle and bend like they do.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
US Review Carle (Little Cloud, 1996, etc.) takes as his premise that animals don't have to go to the gym - their natural movements give them plenty of exercise. I am a giraffe and I bend my neck. Can you do it? asks the animal of the child. I can do it! is the invariable reply. If readers participate in the gestures shown on every page, they'll get something of a work-out, for the analogies are good: foot-stomping elephants, clapping seals, and shoulder-hunching buffalo are enticingly imitatable. The book's large size and bold, brightly colored animals make it ideal for story hours. Unusual for Carle - and highlighted by the emphasis on action - is the stiffness of the collages: Neither children nor animals convey a sense of motion, but appear locked into place. Linda Lowery's Twist With a Burger, Jitter With a Bug (1995) inspires similar participation, but is a more rhythmic and vivacious book. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author's Bio

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into more than 25 languages and sold over twelve million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than sixty books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote. Eric Carle's art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art work is created in collage technique, using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Many of his books have an added dimension - die-cut pages, twinkling lights as in The Very Lonely Firefly, even the lifelike sound of a cricket's song as in The Very Quiet Cricket - giving them a playful quality- a toy that can be read, a book that can be touched. Children also enjoy working in collage and many send him pictures they have made themselves, inspired by his illustrations. He receives hundreds of letters each week from his young admirers. The secret of Eric Carle's books' appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of and respect for children, who sense in him instinctively someone who shares their most cherished thoughts and emotions. E

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